Accommodation to Book in Orlando for the Savvy Traveler

The Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World is a luxurious lakeside haven, with plenty to do for all ages
The Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World is a luxurious lakeside haven, with plenty to do for all ages | Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Fancy a hotel with a private swimming pool, or perhaps with its own water park? In the magical world of Orlando, Florida, where you might just find that Mickey Mouse or another Disney character is your neighbor, it’s all possible. Parents needn’t worry – awarding-winning spas and local golf courses are also at hand in our list of the best places to stay in Orlando, Florida.

1. Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World

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Children play in outdoor pool area at Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World; water spurts out of brick columns
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Close to Cinderella’s Castle, the Four Seasons is the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. A large water park and Saturday morning breakfasts with Goofy and friends will keep your kids smiling, while you’ll feel a little giddy yourself when you treat yourself to a shopping spree at the on-site luxury boutiques. The Four Seasons is now offering a Schoolcation that hosts supervised learning spaces for children taking remote classes.

2. Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive

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Outdoor social area at Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive, with several tables, chairs and cushioned chairs
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Visit Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge without staying in a galaxy far, far away at Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive. Close to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and footsteps from ICON Park, this pet-friendly resort feels like a tropical paradise. Treat your family to an oversized suite with direct access to the serene garden and pool. Don’t forget to stop at the Lobby Bar and fuel up with your favorite Starbucks order before hopping on the Wyndham’s shuttles to SeaWorld and Universal.

3. Rosen Centre Hotel

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Large outdoor pool with handrails at Rosen Centre Hotel; many loungers, seats and palm trees by its side
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Stay at the gateway to International Drive’s best attractions at Rosen Centre Orlando. A few blocks from iFLY Orlando and ICON Park, Rosen Centre Hotel is a fantastic four-star I-Drive accommodation that is still remarkably close to Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World. You’ll also receive a special discount to the Rosen YMCA Aquatic Center, a perfect place for kids to run around during Central Florida’s routine summer storms.

4. Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort

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Indoor communal area at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort, with various seating including a corner sofa around a fire pit
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Its perfect location near Disney’s Boardwalk isn’t the only reason Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort is one of the best places to stay in Orlando. The hotel recently became an Official Walt Disney World hotel, which means you’ll receive FastPass+ service for two whole months up to and including your stay. You’ll also have access to the Waldorf Astoria’s award-winning spa and championship golf course next door. If you choose a staycation on-property, 12 restaurants and a lazy river pool will help keep you relaxed.

5. Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal

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Many people play in an outdoor pool with a waterslide and artificial waterfall at Universals Cabana Bay Beach Resort
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Cabana Bay Beach Resort offers the ultimate Universal experience. Follow walking paths directly to Volcano Bay water park or hop on a complimentary shuttle for early access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Sip drinks in a cabana beside the Lazy River, while the kids lose track of time at Game-O-Rama arcade. Step out of your retro-themed suite on a Friday night and you might find characters such as Gru and his Minions hanging out in the lobby.

6. Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld

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Aerial view of Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld, with two large outdoor pools, many palms and a jetty over a vast lake
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If you’d love to have marine life for a next-door neighbor, the Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld is the best place to stay in Orlando. Roll out of your kitchenette suite and hop on the free shuttle to enjoy priority access to SeaWorld. Kids and adults each have their own pools on-site, giving your family a perfect way to cool down on hot Florida afternoons. You’ll even get two free cups of Starbucks coffee each day of your stay.

7. Galleria Palms Hotel

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Outdoor pool with handrail and lounge chairs set against yellow exterior of Galleria Palms Hotel in Kissimmee
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Wake up ready for a wild safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom when you stay at Galleria Palms Hotel. Affordable room rates and fast access to Walt Disney World Resort make the Galleria Palms Hotel one of the best places to stay in Orlando. All suites are king- or queen-size, which give your family or group the space you need to relax and recharge. If you’re planning on spending all your time at the theme parks, this is the budget family hotel for you.

8. Kapp and Kappy Bed and Breakfast

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Charming exterior of grey cottage surrounded by lush foliage at Kapp and Kappy Bed and Breakfast, Kissimmee
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Get a taste of Central Florida’s past at Kapp and Kappy Bed and Breakfast in Kissimmee, just minutes from the swamps of Gatorland. This historic 1913 home was renovated in 2016 to offer guests an alternative stay to the crowded hotels of I-Drive. Your stay in any of their three quaint rooms includes a delicious full breakfast. Over a dozen restaurants and shops are within a 15-minute walk of the B&B, allowing you to shop local throughout your stay.

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